Yellow Fever Vaccine: Who Should Not Get Vaccinated?
Yellow fever is a virus that is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites.
Risk factors for getting yellow fever include traveling to an area where yellow fever is present.
Symptoms for yellow fever include:
- High fever
- Chills and muscle aches
- Yellowing of the skin, known as jaundice
More serious complications include:
Treatment involves taking care of the infected person while they recover. There is no medication to treat the illness.
Illness from yellow fever varies from a self-limited illness to hemorrhagic fever, which can be very severe and lead to death.
Last reviewedMay 2014by David L. Horn, MD, FACP
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